PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A hearing was held this morning in the case of a teenager accused in an attack on his former girlfriend with a hammer.

The judge ruled Robertino DeAngelis will remain on electronic monitoring at his family’s home in Mount Lebanon.

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DeAngelis was found delinquent after a trial on charges he attacked his girlfriend, Sarah DeIuliis, with a hammer and then tried to take his own life by throwing himself in front of a light rail car in 2007.

He was recently released from juvenile detention and placed on house arrest, but the DeIuliis family is concerned because he will be staying just two miles away.

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“It would be a level of safety and level of comfort knowing that the person that tried to kill our daughter was a few more miles away,” said Joe DeIuliis, the victim’s father. “That’s why we’re hoping the judge finds an alternate place to have him located aside from two miles away from our house in Mount Lebanon.”

DeAngelis recently had surgery.

The judge was satisfied that due to his medical condition, he is not mobile enough to pose a threat to DeIuliis. However, a hearing will be held next month to re-evaluate the situation.

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